Britain’s Brightest Family 2019: All about Anne Hegerty’s new game show

Britain’s Brightest Family returns to ITV tonight – here’s all about the show and this week’s episode.


Britain’s Brightest Family, the fast-paced, hit quiz show is back for a brand new series on ITV and this time it’s bigger and better than before.

Anne Hegerty, The Governess from ITV’s The Chase, returns to host the show where sixteen families will battle it out in a knockout tournament with £25,000 up for grabs for the winning family.

Packed full of the show’s signature play-along questions for all the family, it kicks off with a quick-fire round, before heading into an intense head-to-head specialist round, where the families will have to choose which of them will face-off, answering questions on a randomly chosen subject.

Then it’s on to a multiple choice round where they’ll all be playing at the same time. The more of them that get it right, the more points their family wins.

Up next it’s a brand new memory round where one member of each family will have just 10 seconds to remember a sequence of shapes before having to frantically recreate what they’ve just seen.

This all culminates in the final round, where the families will have 90 seconds to win through to the next heat, but with double points up for grabs, it’s anyone’s game.


In tonight’s show, it’s the third heat of this knockout tournament, hosted by the Queen of quizzing, The Governess, aka Anne Hegerty, the Carpenter family from Lincolnshire are up against the Langmead family from Glasgow for a place in the quarter finals.

Britain’s Brightest Family 2019 airs at 8PM on Wednesdays on ITV. There are fifteen episodes in all. You can watch and catch up online via the ITV Hub.

Speaking about filming the show, Anne said previously: “The quality was so high overall. We had families from all over, from Scotland to the South Coast. Every part of the country put up a great showing.


“The families that did best had strong, confident adults who’d brought up happy assertive children who thrived on competition and loved learning things.

“That’s the sort of family I’d love to see more of!”

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